Tottenham Hotspur suffered elimination in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Tottenham lost 0-1 to Manchester City in the fourth round 32 round of the 2023-24 English FA Cup held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, the U.K. at 5 a.m. on Wednesday Korea time. As a result, Tottenham has virtually confirmed its no-win status this season.

Tottenham launched a 4-2-3-1 formation. Hishalisson was placed at the front line, and Timo Werner, Dejan Kulusevski, and Brennan Johnson supported the attack in the second line. Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile-Hoiviere worked together in the third line, and the back four was paired with Destiny Udodge, Mickey van der Pen, Christian Romero, and Pedro Porro. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.

In response, Manchester City also brought up a 4-2-3-1 formation. Julian Alvarez Jr. came out as the front line striker, while Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, and Oscar Bobb helped with the attack. Matteo Kovacic and Rodri were in charge of the midfield, while Yosuko Gvardiol, Nathan Ake, Huveng Dias, and Kyle Walker made up the defensive line. The goal was saved by goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.

Tottenham without Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min left his team for a while after a showdown with Bournemouth on March 31 last year. He is set to participate in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Qatar Asian Cup. Son, who joined Jürgen Klinsmann, has scored two goals in three group matches, helping his team advance to the round of 16. Son will have a showdown with Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 on March 31.

First half Manchester City’s wave of attacks… Tottenham is stopped by hand-to-hand defense

Manchester City had an early chance. Foden shot a cross from Walker’s right side in the 5th minute of the first half at the goal. goalkeeper Vicario blocked it, but Bob pushed the second ball in. However, offside was declared and was not recognized as a goal.

Tottenham’s hand-to-hand defense began. Silva’s shot in the 11th minute hit Van der Pen’s body, and Kovacic’s shot in the 12th minute was also deflected off the defense. Álvarez’s shot in the 13th minute of the first half was not powerful enough.

Tottenham gradually began to target Manchester City’s back space as 20 minutes passed in the first half. In the 24th minute of the first half, a prisoner ran quickly through Johnson’s pass in the back space and crossed when he saw Hishalisson rushing in, but the goalkeeper caught it one step ahead.

Tottenham’s defensive concentration shone. In the 41st minute of the first half, the defense blocked all of Rodri, Kovacic, and Bob’s consecutive shots with its body. In the end, the first half ended 0-0 with neither team scoring.

Second half Man City scored the first goal since Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened

Manchester City lost a decisive opportunity. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Alvarez shot a pass from the left side of the goal, but it slightly popped over the goal.

Tottenham swallowed their regret. Johnson tried to shoot a killer pass that Werner stabbed at the center in the eighth minute of the second half, but Ortega goalkeeper came out quickly and handled it. 스포츠토토

Manchester City has secured the winner. At the 20th minute of the second half, the team excluded Bob and Alvarez, and deployed Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku. Tottenham also made changes. In the 28th minute of the second half, Oliver Skipp and James Medicine took the field in place of Johnson and Bentancur. Medicine will make its return match for the first time in three months after the match against Chelsea in early November.

Tottenham faced a crisis. Hoivier tried to deal with Doku’s cross in the penalty box in the 36th minute of the second half, but he misfired. Silva connected the ball that flowed backward with a shot, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper’s defense.

Mistakes were made one after another. Hoiviere offered the ball to Foden in the 37th minute of the second half as he failed to overcome opposition pressure in the process of building up behind him. Foden immediately gave a pass to The Bruyne in the empty space. However, The Bruyne’s shot slightly missed the goal.

Manchester City kept tapping. Doku’s shot in the 41st minute of the second half was also blocked by Vicario. Manchester City eventually paid off. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Díaz and Vicario competed for The Bruyne’s ball in the corner kick attack, causing a mixed situation. Taking advantage of this, Ake slightly pushed the ball and scored the first goal. In the end, the game ended with Manchester City winning 1-0.

Tottenham was deeply disappointed with its striker competence. Tottenham failed to display any notable attack except for one shot. Their performance was also dismal including Hishalisson 6.2, Werner 7.1, Kulusevski 6.6 and Johnson 6.2. They showed no sharpness in counterattacks, and they had to keep their heads down repeatedly as they were blocked by the opponent team’s defense.

Meanwhile, Manchester City broke the jinx by winning the match. Since the opening of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Manchester City has been particularly weak as it failed to score a single goal in the past five matches. However, Ake shook the net on the day and scored a goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time in six games.

“It’s disappointing to lose the game late. It happened too late and I didn’t give him a chance to recover. We fought hard, but that was it, to be honest,” coach Enze Postecoglou said after the match.

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